Education & Engagement

Success for Students with Special Needs

Education Rights Counsel offers legal help with special education and student discipline in schools.

We help families and lay advocates obtain appropriate special education programs and services and understand Nebraska's discipline processes.


Fair Discipline

Education Rights Counsel offers legal help with special education and student discipline in schools.

We work to mitigate against discipline practices that cause students to miss learning time, harm educational progress, and push students out of school.

Community Collaboration & Education

Education Rights Counsel offers legal help with special education and student discipline in schools.

We provide education for families, students, lay advocates, representatives and the juvenile justice community through Nebraska-specific curricula related to special education & student discipline, with an emphasis on problem solving.

Special Education

Education Rights Counsel offers legal help with special education and student discipline in schools.

We help students and families:

  • Obtain appropriate education and special educational placement
  • Effectively create IEPs and 504 plans
  • Assure in-class aides and accommodations
  • Obtain appropriate speech, occupational, physical therapy, and other special services 
  • Challenge school discipline actions impacted by your child's disability 
  • Address problems with bullies inside and outside the classroom


We also assist  in disagreements concerning your school district’s special education classification and/or discipline of your child. We help you obtain independent evaluations to determine what special services your child might need. 

Student Discipline

Education Rights Counsel offers legal help with special education and student discipline in schools.

If you or your student have been charged with a violation of the student code of conduct and are facing long-term suspension or expulsion:


  • You lose valuable rights and opportunities if you delay responding appropriately.
  • Seeking immediate assistance about your rights from a lawyer is not "avoiding responsibility."  You are not doing anything wrong by asserting your legal rights.
  • We work with you so that you fully understand the discipline process, how to communicate with the district, how to defend against a conduct complaint, how to discuss your child's special education needs when appropriate, and how to achieve the best possible results.

Community Collaboration

Education Rights Counsel offers legal help with special education and student discipline in schools.

Working with those in the special education community, the health community, the juvenile justice community, and the education community, we provide workshops, consulting, and coordinate efforts to close communication gaps.